Dr. Alexandra Martinez received her Bachelors degree from Northern Arizona University in International Relations. She received her Masters degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona, with Women's Studies and Latin American Literature as her areas of emphasis. Dr. Martínez completed her graduate studies in 2010 by earning her Doctorate in Spanish Literature from the University of Arizona. Her primary area of specialization is Contemporary Latin American Literature. Her secondary areas of specialization are Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture and Contemporary Peninsular Literature. Dr. Martínez's dissertation is entitled "Women and the Contention of Space in Contemporary Cuban and Brazilian Film."
Dr. Martinez's teaching and research interests are Spanish language and culture, all levels; 19th through 21st-Century Latin American Narrative and Culture; Spanish and Latin American Film Studies; Cultural Studies; Women's Studies; Luso-Brazilian Narrative and Culture, Globalization, Cultural Geography and Theory; 19th through 21st-Century Spanish Literature and Culture; U. S. Latino literature; Contemporary Latin American and Spanish History, Spanish and Latin American Popular Culture, Basque Cinema and Literature.
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